Ebulliently fruity and direct, the 2022 Tavel Le Crétacé leaps from the glass to offer scents of cherries, watermelon, and ripe peaches. It's medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and flavorful, with a long, mouthwatering finish. It's one of the best Le Crétacé bottlings I can remember, a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% each Cinsault and Mourvèdre. —J.C.
What We Thought: Vivid, dramatic aromas and flavors of strawberry and red raspberry frame the nose and palate of this deeply colored Rosé. It was perfect with burgers but would be great to just sip on the deck.